overturned 18 wheeler on shoreacres blvd and 146

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stellar

Itasca, TX

#1 Aug 4, 2011
Just wondering if theres more to the story. Was there any other vehicles involved, ect? 18 wheeler cab looked bad from a distance.

Since: Apr 11

Humble, TX

#2 Aug 4, 2011
stellar wrote:
Just wondering if theres more to the story. Was there any other vehicles involved, ect? 18 wheeler cab looked bad from a distance.
Nope. Dumb driber just took a corner too fast trying to beat a yellow light.

Since: Apr 11

Humble, TX

#3 Aug 4, 2011
stellar wrote:
Just wondering if theres more to the story. Was there any other vehicles involved, ect? 18 wheeler cab looked bad from a distance.
uhh that would be driVer not driBer. Good grief!

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#4 Aug 4, 2011
NDAngel76 wrote:
<quoted text>uhh that would be driVer not driBer. Good grief!
Most of us knew what you meant and thought nothing of the error.
stellar

Itasca, TX

#5 Aug 4, 2011
Thanks. I sat in traffic for 45 min because of that. Glad to hear no other vehicles.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#6 Aug 4, 2011
Now see... that could have been a HAZMAT truck... and school could have been in session.
resident

La Porte, TX

#7 Aug 4, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
Now see... that could have been a HAZMAT truck... and school could have been in session.
the houses within 1000 feet would have been in more danger. its at least a quarter mile or longer between shoreacres blvd and the school. depends on the chemical and how much is released, all of laporte is in some kind of potential dangerous situation. we are surrounded by chemical plants that make some pretty bad stuff if it were released. try looking up the plants that did a worst case scenario study, you would be amazed at what you would find out.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#8 Aug 4, 2011
MATH TEST!!!
resident wrote:
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its at least a quarter mile or longer between shoreacres blvd and the school.

With a 10MPH wind out of the South... how many minutes will it take for the cloud of sulfuric acid to reach the school from Shoreacres blvd?

Since: Dec 10

La Porte, TX

#9 Aug 4, 2011
@resident - I totally agree!

"all of laporte is in some kind of potential dangerous situation. we are surrounded by chemical plants that make some pretty bad stuff if it were released."
resident

La Porte, TX

#10 Aug 4, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
MATH TEST!!!
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With a 10MPH wind out of the South... how many minutes will it take for the cloud of sulfuric acid to reach the school from Shoreacres blvd?
too many variables here. how much is leaking out of a truck? what is the strength of the acid? what is the dissipation rate? is it raining? so i ask you? what is your answer to this question? do you know?
Lomaxx

United States

#11 Aug 4, 2011
The Chemical Plants are operating (when they can sell their stuff) and contributing vast amounts of $$$ to LaPorte. They make sure they don't have releases and report when they do. Bitchin' will get them to move their product to another country. Yes, there's downsides besides the great paying jobs but don't knock them just because you don't have one.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#12 Aug 4, 2011
Heavy Fed wrote:
Now see... that could have been a HAZMAT truck... and school could have been in session.
It could also have been filled with snickers bars.

Math test: how long would it take for Heavy Fed to get there with his knife and fork and Diet Coke?

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#13 Aug 4, 2011
KidShelleen wrote:
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It could also have been filled with snickers bars.
Math test: how long would it take for Heavy Fed to get there with his knife and fork and Diet Coke?
I don't like Snickers.

But if you made them Buttercups... I'd be in a diabetic coma that evening.
Drinking the Cool Aid

Pasadena, TX

#14 Aug 5, 2011
Heavy is still drinking the crazies cool aid. He and they can't wait for a truck accident to chemically fowl the school.
lightening strike

Pasadena, TX

#15 Aug 5, 2011
Face it, the brilliant minds of LPISD and the city of La Porte built not one, but two elementary schools (Bayshore and Reid) on the most dangerous roadways, subject to large volumes of chemical traffic, rail traffic and plant releases and worse, they lied to the public about the probability of this causing a catastrophic event involving fatalities at the school. Why did they do this? Because some were making a lot of money on this Bayshore deal. Now, a rare event (truck accidents) happen monthly. Any safety analysis would reveal that when these non catastrophic events are so frequent, the probability of a catastrophic event is high by statistical standards.
Hank

United States

#16 Aug 5, 2011
lightening strike wrote:
Face it, the brilliant minds of LPISD and the city of La Porte built not one, but two elementary schools (Bayshore and Reid) on the most dangerous roadways, subject to large volumes of chemical traffic, rail traffic and plant releases and worse, they lied to the public about the probability of this causing a catastrophic event involving fatalities at the school. Why did they do this? Because some were making a lot of money on this Bayshore deal. Now, a rare event (truck accidents) happen monthly. Any safety analysis would reveal that when these non catastrophic events are so frequent, the probability of a catastrophic event is high by statistical standards.
Don't blame LPISD. They are required by law to construct the schools near where the kids live. The families choose to live near a superfund site, so that's where the schools are.t

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#17 Aug 5, 2011
Hank wrote:
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Don't blame LPISD. They are required by law to construct the schools near where the kids live. The families choose to live near a superfund site, so that's where the schools are.t
It didn't need to be next to a roadway where it is predicted that over 15000 trucks a day will eventually be passing(It is supposedly 5000 right now) I feel bad for the kids with asthma that have to breathe in those diesel fumes 5 days a week.

Since: Mar 11

Houston, TX

#18 Aug 5, 2011
bayfisher wrote:
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It didn't need to be next to a roadway where it is predicted that over 15000 trucks a day will eventually be passing(It is supposedly 5000 right now) I feel bad for the kids with asthma that have to breathe in those diesel fumes 5 days a week.
I agree, but you can't blame the trucks. You can't make the kids ride a bus to a school that is ten miles away from any chemical plant in La Porte (where would that be; Mont Belvieu?) So you are stuck with schools near the students homes which are near the highway.

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#19 Aug 5, 2011
From a study in 2007:

"There is growing evidence of a distinct set of freshly-emitted air pollutants downwind from major highways, motorways, and freeways that include elevated levels of ultrafine particulates (UFP), black carbon (BC), oxides of nitrogen (NOx), and carbon monoxide (CO). People living or otherwise spending substantial time within about 200 m of highways are exposed to these pollutants more so than persons living at a greater distance, even compared to living on busy urban streets. Evidence of the health hazards of these pollutants arises from studies that assess proximity to highways, actual exposure to the pollutants, or both. Taken as a whole, the health studies show elevated risk for development of asthma and reduced lung function in children who live near major highways. Studies of particulate matter (PM) that show associations with cardiac and pulmonary mortality also appear to indicate increasing risk as smaller geographic areas are studied, suggesting localized sources that likely include major highways."

They could have found a piece of land further from the highway or fixed up the damages at the original school, but they didn't. Now they will have to deal with their decision. They must protect these kids at all costs. Hopefully, they are able to filter the air going into the school. Hopefully, they have plans in place if there is a major wreck at that corner involving hazardous chemicals. If the wind is in the wrong direction they will have very little time to act.

We aren't the only school district that likes to build next to major roadways. It is a practice that all districts need to stop. They are more protected in neighborhoods.

“Activist, Comedian, Con Man!”

Since: Jan 09

www.HeavyFed.com

#20 Aug 5, 2011
How do they ever expect to let the kids outside to play and exercise?

It's like ZERO thought was given to the health of the children when that school was built.

You'd think that someone had an interest in selling some land at an inflated price and raising the value of the surrounding area or something.

It must be nice to have friends with a little power.

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